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National Resources


The Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) is an international, organization promoting excellence through education, communication and training. Founded in 1977, AHEAD addresses the need and concern for upgrading the quality of services and support available to persons with disabilities in higher education. (614) 488-4972 http://www.ahead.org/

National Health Information Center (NHIC)

The National Health Information Center is a health information referral service. NHIC puts health professionals and consumers who have health questions in touch with those organizations that are best able to provide answers. They maintain an extensive database of resources on virtually all disabling health conditions. (800) 336-4797 http://nhic-nt.health.org/

National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)

Complete literature collection, including commercially published books, journal articles, and audiovisuals, averages around 200 new documents per month. Serves anyone, professional or lay person, who is interested in disability and rehabilitation, including consumers, family members, health http://www.naric.com/

Additional Resources

Alzheimer's Association

800 272-3900 http://www.alz.org

American Association on Mental Retardation

800 424-3688 http://www.aamr.org

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association

800 598-4668 http://www.aarda.org

American Cancer Society

800 227-2345 http://www.cancer.org

American Council for the Blind

800 424-8666 http://www.acb.org

American Diabetes Association

800 232-3472 http://www.diabetes.org

American Foundation for the Blind

800 232-5463 http://www.afb.org

American Lung Association

800 586-4872 http://www.lungusa.org

American Parkinson's Disease Association

800 223-2732 http://www.apdaparkinson.com

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

800 638-8255 http://www.asha.org

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association

800 782-4747 http://www.alsa.org

Arthritis Foundation

800 283-7800 http://www.arthritis.org

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

800 727-8462 http://www.aafa.org

Autism Society of America

800 328-8476 http://www.autism-society.org

Cerebral Palsy



Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America

800 343-3637 http://www.ccfa.org

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

800 344-4823 http://www.cff.org

Drug Abuse


Epilepsy Foundation of America

800 332-1000 http://www.efa.org

Huntington's Disease Society of America

800 345-4372 http://www.hdsa.org

Immune Deficiency Foundation

800 296-4433 http://www.primaryimmune.org

International Dyslexia Association

800 222-3123 http://www.interdys.org

Learning Disabilities Association of America

888-300-6710 http://www.ldanatl.org

Lupus Foundation of America

800 558-0121 http://www.lupus.org




Multiple Sclerosis Foundation

800 441-7055 http://www.msfacts.org

Muscular Dystrophy Association

800 572-1717 http://www.mdausa.org

National AIDS Clearinghouse

800 342-2437 http://www.cdcnpin.org

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

800 950-6264 http://www.nami.org

National Attention Deficit Disorder Association


National Center for Disability Services

800 949-4232 http://www.ncds.org

National Center for Stuttering

800 221-2483 http://www.stuttering.com

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information

800 788-2800 http://www.health.org

National Down Syndrome Society

800 221-4602 http://www.ndss.org

National Easter Seal Society

800 221-6827 http://www.easter-seals.org

National Institute of Mental Health Information Line

800 647-2642 www.nimh.gov

National Kidney Foundation

800 622-9010 http://www.kidney.org

National Neurofibromatosis Foundation

800 323-7938 http://www.nf.org

National Organization for Rare Disorders

800 999-6673 http://www.rarediseases.org

National Sexually Transmitted Disease Hotline

800 227-8922 http://www.ashastd.org

National Stroke Association

800 787-6537 http://www.stroke.org

Rheumatoid Arthritis

1-800-405-4043 www.rheumatoidarthritis.org

Spina Bifida Association

800 621-3141 http://www.sbaa.org

United Cerebral Palsy

800 872-5827 http://www.ucp.org

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